January Interview Tips

Practice patience with the process.
When you’re in the hiring process, it’s important to follow up, but don’t be too pushy about hearing back. If securing a start date seems like it’s taking longer than ever, that’s probably because it is. Fast Company says that the average hiring process from first interview to first day now takes around 23 days on average. That’s up significantly from the average of 13 days that it took only four years ago. Be sure to send thank you notes to all of the interviewers you meet with, but resist the urge to send additional communications asking about next steps or inquiring on whether or not they’ve made a decision.

Mike McDonough

Mike McDonough visited General Search & Recruitment in 1980 in search of a job and was hired as an insurance recruiter. This opportunity turned into an exciting and rewarding career that engaged Mike in the search and placement of top talent. In 1996, Mike became the owner of GSR. Having worked nationally with from small to behemoth firms, Mike and GSR have connected over 1,700 talented people with great insurance careers. GSR recruits for a number of mid-level and C-level positions within a variety of areas within the insurance industry, including brokers and agencies, commercial property and casualty, insurance carriers, personal lines, reinsurers and more. Mike was recently elected to serve as President of the NIRA Board, which exemplifies Mike's dedication to giving back to the communities in which he works and lives. To learn more about Mike, explore his Personal and Spiritual Philosophies, as well as his involvement in church and community service.